Congressional leaders: Comprehensive immigration reform is dead
If true, it is certainly good news. Congressional leaders of both parties are telling the Washington Post that comprehensive immigration reform is dead for the foreseeable future: The two-year attempt to push immigration reform through Congress is effectively dead and unlikely to be revived until after President Obama leaves office, numerous lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue said this week. The slow | Read More »
Waiting For The Wave: The 2014 Senate Map
The polling tells us that the bulk of 2014’s contested Senate races are basically dogfights. So why are so many Republicans optimistic? Because it’s still June, and some of the elements of the dynamics of 2014 may not be fully baked into the polling yet. How good a year this is for the GOP will depend on those factors. If you look at the chart | Read More »
Rep. Gutierrez (D) to Obama: Ignore Congress for Immigration Reform
It is well-known that President Obama has no issue with using executive orders to get his way when Congress won’t do his bidding. Earlier this year, he famously said that he had “a pen and a phone” for when action in the legislative branch stalls or dies altogether. Unsurprisingly, there are members of his own party in Congress who would love for Obama to disregard their | Read More »
BREAKING: A Good Day For The Rule of Law
It is not the job of the court system to tell us what is right, or just; to make policy for us or govern our lives. But it is the job of the court system to police the basic rules of the road that keep our various elected officials, administrative agencies and lower courts from exceeding the powers the People, in the Constitution and laws, | Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli: NRSC is Creating a “Poisonous” Environment
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Ken Cuccinelli to discuss his new role seeking to elect a more conservative US Senate, the poisonous environment created by the NRSC and his opinion on the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling.
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Barack, the Insult Comic President
No President is perfect. I accept it as a fact of human nature that every President will make mistakes. And I further accept that all Presidents will pursue policies that a substantial part of the country disagrees with, and I operate under the assumption that when Democrat Presidents are in office, more often than not I’m going to disagree with their policy (and probably personnel) | Read More »
Will There Be a Consequence?
It was the Republicans in Washington and their allies in Mississippi who distributed fliers to Democrats in Mississippi calling conservatives racists, klansmen, Nazis, etc. It was a concerted effort by the GOP to beat their own base at any cost. And here’s the kicker — there will be no consequence if they have their way. That begs the question of whether there should be. Should | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Supreme Court lets the government side against Aereo innovation
So the Aereo case went to the Supreme Court, and it’s official: Aereo lost, and may be killed as the result of government. Naturally I agree with the three justice minority of Antonin Scalia, Sam Alito, and Clarence Thomas. Clarence Thomas is the kind of guy that, if he rules against what I thought was right, I’ll doublecheck to see if I was wrong. And he voted with Scalia.
Turns out there’s some real gold in the dissent, too. Justice Scalia could write Tech at Night.
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Nobody Expected The Iraq Disintegration. Its Chief Weapon Was Surprise!
Revealing Politics released a new video today that highlights in the starkest possible way the failure of the President’s policies, aims, objectives, and understanding with regard the Middle East and to America’s military needs and national interests overall. The video (and its subjects) speaks for itself. Devastating. .
John Kerry ignored by everyone as Iraq dissolves
Three things have happened in the past weeks that are making it obvious that the nation that has been Iraq since 1919 will soon cease to exist. First, the Turks have spoken in an approving way of the idea of an independent Kurdistan inside of what is now Iraq and has moved to address the issues that have fueled a long running Kurdish insurgency in | Read More »
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Today, starting at 4pm Eastern, Move America Forward is holding Troopathon, a major event held each year to benefit the men and women who are serving on active duty by sending them care packages from home. To contribute, please visit Troopathon.org, and see below for more information. Fun Fact: One of the items in the care package is a special Ronald Reagan Jelly Belly product …
An Almost High School Dropout
As a parent, when I think of school choice, I naturally think of how it applies to my children. Recently, however, I came across the news that the South Carolina Senate Education Committee passed a bill allowing students to attend public school in another district if they desire. Immediately I was taken back to my own public school experience and the fact that having a choice | Read More »
Employees Behind Failed Cover Oregon Website Getting Nice Bonuses
My fellow Contributor Moe Lane has spent a lot of time covering the absolute fiasco that is Oregon’s Obamacare Exchange. Here’s one more story for the long list of problems: in yet another case of “so tone deaf it has to involve government”, the employees responsible for the Cover Oregon website, unarguably the worst among all state exchanges and so bad that the state has | Read More »
Abolish the IRS
The IRS has lost the trust of the American people. Targeting conservative groups was unacceptable. Pleading the fifth, misleading lawmakers, covering up wrongdoing, throwing away hard drives, and “losing” sensitive emails is even more egregious. Not only did the IRS abuse their power; they spent years lying about it. So Congress has been forced to investigate, and they could have gotten answers for the American | Read More »